Jennifer Bernstein

Faculty Member, Dornsife Spatial Sciences Institute, University of Southern California

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Dr. Jennifer Bernstein is a faculty member at the Dornsife Spatial Sciences Institute at the University of Southern California. She recently completed her PhD at the University of Hawaii, where she worked on developing quantitative metrics to assess contemporary environmental worldviews. While working toward her PhD, she was employed by UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara City College, and Hawaii Pacific University, where she developed and taught geography courses both face-to-face and online. Previously, she was employed by the political strategy firm American Environics, where she served as senior data analyst. She also holds a Master's in geography from UC Santa Barbara and a Master's in science education from Montana State University. Her research interests include American environmentalism, Western American environmental history, online teaching and learning, and California geography. Jennifer currently lives in the Hudson River Valley, but her heart resides in California.